Dutch farmers have been really trying to make their issues clear to a wokester government that just won't listen. The BBB just won 20% of the seats in the "Eerste Kamer" (First House) or upper house of the States General, the legislature of the Netherlands. This has been going on for several months now. The government has been putting restrictions on the dairy industry that will kill any export of Dutch cheese or milk chocolate and turn their biggest export to importing from the Germans (sound familiar?).
The Dutch already have one of the greenest economies in both Europe and the world. They are doing logical things to protect our environment, things that the "Trump cities" could use to seamlessly gain traction on our green industry.
My bet about the gov'mnt? Several someone's were making bank on putting the restrictions on the agriculture.
The Farmer-citizen movement (BBB) in the Netherlands appeared set to win 15 of the 75 Senate seats in the nation on Wednesday, celebrating a victory over climate activists who are seeking to buy out farms and cut down on livestock numbers of Dutch farmers.
The BBB or BoerBurgerBeweging, as the party is called in Dutch, started in 2019 and won one single Lower House seat in 2021. After the recent election, the BBB is now the third-largest political party in the Netherlands.
“Nobody can ignore us any longer,” BBB leader Caroline van der Plas told broadcaster Radio 1, Reuters reported. “Voters have spoken out very clearly against this government’s policies.”